I am currently on a committee at my university to compare the offerings of training platforms like Lynda.com and Atomic Learning. Be sure you check out a previous posting, Lynda.com vs. Atomic Learning which describes my personal key reasons for hoping my university will renew their past subscription to Lynda. But now there yet another reason!
It was just announced on April 8th from Website Magazine that Lynda has just acquired, Compilr. “The acquisition of Compilr reflects our dedication to providing members the best way to learn across a variety of segments, whether we build or buy to achieve those goals,” Eric Robison, president and CEO of lynda.com, said in a statement. “We recognize the growing market demand for programming language instruction and are committed to providing a broad range of high-quality computer programming courses. This aligns with our learning philosophy and allows us to maintain and grow our market leadership.”
What is so cool about something like Compilr? From the browser, you can write and test code which could integrate into a user’s online learning as we are viewing courses on Lynda. Not you don’t have to switch between the video and your IDE. Online training providers like Atomic Learning are going to need to think of simmilar ways to entice keep their users.